3 Things You Can Only Buy in The Philippines

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When looking for a perfect souvenir to bring back home from your trip, always have in mind the perfect little treasures to remind you of your time there. These three “pasalubong” which in the Filipino language means “something for welcoming back” will be the perfect gift to bring back to your loved ones from the beautiful Philippines.


Kubing is a beautifully decorated, 25 cm long jaw harp, made out of bamboo. It is a traditional Filipino instrument played during courtship or in traditional ceremonies. This handmade, easy-to-travel-with instrument will be a perfect souvenir since instruments they capture the spirit of a place through sound.

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Filipino goody’s

Food, especially sweets, is the perfect gift to bring home from your holiday. The yummy Filipino dishes are the mix of Malay, Spanish, Chinese, American, Asian and Latin cuisine. Sweets like polvoron (heavy, soft, and very crumbly Spanish shortbread made of flour, sugar, milk, and nuts), Choc Nut bars and pastillas de leche (sweet and soft milk candies).


Lambanog is a traditional Filipino alcoholic beverage commonly described as a coconut wine or vodka. It has 40% and 45% alcohol in it, a neutral taste and a finish with a hint of a sweetness.